A Neurodiagnostic Technologist (NDT) monitors on-going electrical activity of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. A NDT technologist may perform a variety of procedures while working closely with patients, doctors and other members of the health care team. These procedures include: electroencephalograms (EEG), evoked potentials (EP), polysomnograms PSG or sleep studies), nerve conduction studies (NCS), and long term monitoring all of which may aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems ranging from common headaches, head and spinal injuries as sometimes seen in athletes, seizures, sleep disorders, strokes and unexplained comas. ND technologists work in hospitals, clinics and doctors offices. More experienced technologists may work in the operating room. With the continued rapid advances in technology some technologists also find challenging positions in the world of research, as well as within the medical instrument industry.
Average Mean Salary in MA 2013- $81,850-$105,120, depending on education and experience
Potential Careers: Neurodiagnostic Technician, Electroencephalogram (EEG) Technician, Polysomnography (PSG) Technician
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